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48. Davros

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Reviewed By: BrainofMorbius23Review Date: 8/2/17 6:57 am
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Ah dear me. This is pretty much my dream story , it could only be better if it was visualised to equal quality. This is just, intense and unusual. One of big finishes best frankly. I can't spoil a story I'm so fond of as I want others to enjoy it just as well.

All I'll say is every time the doctors in a room with davros, the dialogue quality and acting go ^^^ boom.
And this drama is chocka block full of doctor and davros dialogue and confrontation!

Enjoy 10/10
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Reviewed By: Drew VogelReview Date: 7/6/17 8:08 pm
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Part One of this story is more than 70 minutes long, and the story barely gets started. That's not a criticism, just an observation. But just look at how patient this story is. The first episode is all about exploring this wonderful premise of Davros being hired by a massive corporation, and using this set-up to explore Davros's background and character. The first episode explores its premise patiently, and gets lots of mileage out of the Doctor operating within a corporate setting. Eventually, it all leads into a strange cliffhanger that comes largely out of nowhere and doesn't really lead to much.

That's because this is a character-driven story. It's much more interested in exploring Davros's background and character than it is in telling a story. So Part One takes a slow, patient approach, and rings every little bit of potential out of the idea of the Doctor and Davros working together in a corporate setting. It's such a strange juxtapostiion, and writer Lance Parkin puts it across beautifully. The sixth Doctor has never been so anarchic as he is here.

The story is wonderful. It moves a lot faster in Part Two, but is consequently a lot less interesting. Of course, it's inevitable that Davros was going to come up with some unthinkable scheme. Once we find out that that scheme is, it's just a matter of waiting to see how the Doctor will stop him. And Davros comes up with a great plan. I'm not sure it's plausible that anyone, even Davros, could be so smart that they could develop a mathematical formula to predict the behavior of the stock market given just a few hours of observation, but the interesting thing is what Davros wants to do with this formula. Rather than merely enriching himself, he wants to tear down the whole edifice of consumer culture and replace it with permanent war. That's a good plan.
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Reviewed By: JMChurch25Review Date: 5/26/17 9:11 pm
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One of a trilogy of stories that take a deep delve in to character studies around popular villains, The Doctor and Davros are forced in to a working relationship together by a mysterious corporation who plan to use their expertise to improve their starliners for the future. This is really a Davros story that just happens to star the Sixth Doctor and Terry Malloy as Davros provides the definitive performance of the character that we have ever seen in any Doctor Who story. Nowadays, this one is kind of ripped off by some of the elements of the Twelfth Doctor story 'The Magician's Apprentice / The Witch's Familiar' but this is still a damn amazing one with amazing conversations and dialogue between Six and Davros, a secondary examination on capitalism, and a powerful examination on the relationship of two of the most extreme rivalries in the Doctor Who universe.
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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 1/21/17 5:11 pm
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This story is the definitive examination of Davros in Doctor Who in a Dalek-free story that finds Davros revived to work for an intergalactic corporate mogul.

The moments between Davros and the Doctor are superb and one of the best explorations of their relationships ever recorded. Colin Baker is perfectly matched with Terry Malloy in this one. Wendy Padbury's character of the historian wife of the company's CEO is fascinating. Her actions in getting her husband to revive Davros is guided by a sort of amoral view of history that focuses only on what a genius Davros is and how mankind could benefit from his genius.

Beyond that, most of the characters are somewhat stock, but it really doesn't matter. Davros is a bold and absolutely brilliant exploration of one of the Doctor's greatest foes.